SolarWinds Papertrail Alerts

The built-in SolarWinds Papertrail Alerts trigger initiates a flow when it receives a request from a webhook in SolarWinds Papertrail.

Add the Papertrail trigger to the canvas

  1. Go to the Triggers panel in the palette, expand the App Triggers section, and drag the trigger onto the canvas.
  2. Double-click the trigger (or click the pencil icon).
  3. Set the authenticating user and then copy the URL — you'll use this to set up the webhook in Papertrail. Alternatively, you can create an integration user and use it as the authenticating user.

  4. Click the Flood Control tab to edit the trigger's default flood control settings. For more information about these settings, see Trigger Flood Control.
  5. Click Done.
  6. On the flow canvas, connect the steps you want to run when xMatters receives a request to that URL.

You're now ready to configure Papertrail to target the trigger.

Configure Papertrail to send requests to the trigger URL

To have Papertrail send an alert to xMatters, you must first have at least one saved search in Papertrail.

You can create a new saved search or use an existing saved search:

  • To save a new Papertrail search:
    • Go to Events and search for the logs you want Papertrail to alert on. Refine the returned matches, then click Save Search.
    • On the Save Search window, give the search a unique name, then click Save & Setup an Alert.
  • To set up an alert on an existing Papertrail search:
    • On the Dashboard, click the pencil icon on the saved search and select New Alert.

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